• rev. david e. payne

    senior pastor

    David became the Sr. Pastor of KFUMC in July of 2017. He attended Asbury Theological Seminary and has also pastored at Los Fresnos UMC, Bee Creek UMC (a church he helped to start), and Harlingen FUMC. David is married to Lori (a Special Education teacher), and they have two daughters, Sydney (married to Taylor Chamness) and Haley. He also has a brand new granddaughter named Denver Mae.

    David enjoys golf, downhill skiing, and enjoying the outdoors. David and Lori have three "fur babies:" Sparkle, Sadie, and Sophie.

    "I'm still amazed that God has given someone like me the privilege of being a pastor," says David. "If he is willing to offer me grace, hope, love, and joy then I'm going to do my best to offer the same to others. I'm willing to try anything and everything... go anywhere and everywhere... at anytime and every time to make sure that anyone and everyone knows how much they are loved by Jesus!"


  • rev. Donna magee

    associate pastor

    Donna joined the clergy staff of KFUMC in August 2013. Prior to this, Donna was an educator, having served as a teacher and administrator, and consultant in public education.

    Donna is married to Dan, a semi-retired petroleum engineer. She has a step-daughter, Darla, who lives in North Carolina. Donna and Dan have an affinity for short-haired, red miniature dachshunds. Currently, Maddy is the queen of their home.

    Donna completed her education through the Course of Study program at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas. In addition to the outdoors, Donna enjoys reading and talking to others about Jesus and his grace and love.


program staff

  • Haley Montoya

    director of traditional worship

    Haley Montoya is excited to join the KFUMC staff as the director of traditional worship. She has had the honor of working in the music ministry at KFUMC as a soloist, choir member, Jubilee band leader, and contemporary worship volunteer since January 2018. Haley has spent most of her adult life performing as a soloist in different communities and venues from church to the main stage. She has also taught private voice lessons since 2003 and has recently been an adjunct instructor of voice at Schreiner University. Haley and her husband Ben have two children: Elias (8) and Isla (4). Ben is a professor of History at Schreiner University and is also the drummer for the Jubilee band. Elias is a book and video game enthusiast and Isla likes to keep everyone in line. They have a great love for KFUMC and its people and are thrilled to have found a church they can sincerely call home.   

  • Spencer Thomas

    Contemporary Worship Leader & Director of Young Adult Ministries

  • Monica O'Donnell

    pastoral team & digital ministry

  • joe & Luna Stowell

    youth Leaders

  • grant palmer

    director of recreational ministries

children's ministry team

office administration staff

light on the hill @ mt. wesley staff

facilities team

  • robert wilson

    facilities manager

  • pete garcia

    facilities assistant

    Assistant Facilities Manager